Venture Capital


Magic Johnson has the Solution to the Diversity Divide in Tech Industry

Magic Johnson has the Magic to solve Diversity Divide in Silicon Valley

Erstwhile basketball player, Magic Johnson has the solution to the diversity divide in Silicon Valley as far as the scarcity of...

Oct 23 2014, 4:58am CDT

The Termsheet is the Latest Startup Thriller

The Termsheet is the Latest Startup Thriller

After selling his startup, Lucas Carlson decided to write a book. Like most self-important entrepreneurs on a mission to change...

Jul 10 2014, 2:48am CDT

Quora Raises $80 Million To Stay Independent Forever

Quora Raises $80 Million To Stay Independent Forever

Quora, the popular questions and answers website, says it has the largest library of first-hand knowledge and second largest li...

Apr 9 2014, 8:20am CDT

Inside Sequoia Capital

Inside Sequoia Capital

When Doug Leone arrived in Mount Vernon, N.Y. in 1968, the 11-year-old Italian immigrant didn’t have a clue. He flunked a math...

Mar 26 2014, 8:55am CDT

Japanese Giant Mitsui Leads $60M Investment In A Startup That Turns Pollution Into Pure Money

Japanese Giant Mitsui Leads $60M Investment In A Startup That Turns Pollution Into Pure Money

As places like China and India continue to grow, an ever-increasing supply of billowing smoke stacks mark these countries’ land...

Mar 26 2014, 2:53am CDT

Messaging App Tango Raises $280 Million Led by Ali Baba's $215 Million

Alibaba Invests $215 Million that Helps Raise Tango $280 Million

The Calif-based social messaging app Tango has raised $280 million in its Series D round of venture funding. And it has been ai...

Mar 20 2014, 5:48am CDT

Accel Partners Raises New Funds Totaling Over $1 Billion As Facebook Investor Jim Breyer Reduces Role

Accel Partners, a leading venture capital and growth equity firm, has raised two new funds totaling $1.475 billion as one of it...

Mar 19 2014, 10:06pm CDT

Renaissance Learning Finds New Private Equity Buyer For $1.1B After Taking Google Capital Cash

In Less than one month after announcing an investment by the newly-formed Google Capital that valued it at $1 billion, educatio...

Mar 13 2014, 7:11am CDT

4 Hard Earned Lessons from Ben Horowitz

4 Hard Earned Lessons from Ben Horowitz

 Hard Earned Lessons From Ben Horowitz Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz gets real in his recently released...

Mar 7 2014, 4:51pm CST

Silicon Valley boom eludes many, drives income gap

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their...

Mar 6 2014, 12:46am CST

Former NAACP president moves to venture capital

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Just months after stepping down as head of the nation's largest civil rights organization, former NAACP...

Mar 4 2014, 2:26am CST

Language App Duolingo Raises $20M In Race To Teach English

Why waste your lunch break or commute playing Candy Crush or Flappy Bird when you could be well on your way to learning Italian...

Feb 18 2014, 5:06pm CST

I4U news

Are These The VC Firms That Actually Fund Innovation?

Venture capital firms in the U.S. spent $29.4 billion funding young companies last year. (That’s more than the national GDPs of...

Feb 18 2014, 1:06pm CST

Breaking: Aerohive Networks Publicly Files For IPO

Breaking: Aerohive Networks Publicly Files For IPO

Aerohive Networks is going public. The wireless access point maker based in Sunnyvale, CA submitted a public S-1 form to the Se...

Feb 13 2014, 6:05pm CST

I4U news

French leader heads to Silicon Valley to talk tech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — France's president was visiting San Francisco on Wednesday and meeting with Silicon Valley technology lead...

Feb 12 2014, 3:38pm CST

Should Microsoft Move From Redmond To San Francisco?

Should Microsoft Move From Redmond To San Francisco?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella loves to talk about innovation. But Microsoft will never innovate in Redmond, Wash. For that, it ne...

Feb 10 2014, 7:35am CST

Joe Montana And Ashton Kutcher Don't Just Send flowers, They bought their own

Joe Montana And Ashton Kutcher Don't Just Send flowers, They bought their own flower Company

If a popular coffee chain can raise over $40 million from the San Francisco tech community, maybe it shouldn’t be surprisi...

Feb 6 2014, 12:35pm CST

Can London's Tech City Measure Up To Silicon Valley?

Can London's Tech City Measure Up To Silicon Valley?

U.K. venture capital may be heading toward a comeback, judging from several new funds and entrepreneurial action in tech h...

Feb 6 2014, 8:37am CST

Is Entrepreneurship Success Determined by Your Relationship with Your Parents?

Is Entrepreneurship Success Determined by Your Relationship with Your Parents?

Do you have happy, rich relationships with both your parents? If so, consider this a mixed blessing. Venture capitalist George...

Feb 5 2014, 10:18am CST

Silicon Valley Revitalized

Silicon Valley Revitalized

Silicon Valley booming with higher incomes, housing prices, but middle class, poor left behind SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jobs, in...

Feb 4 2014, 7:20pm CST

Why Kleiner's John Doerr Is Joining The Board Of Teacher Messaging App Remind101

The cliche “there’s an app for that” has finally reached teachers whose classrooms are slowly getting overhauled but still need...

Feb 4 2014, 7:12pm CST

Biotech IPOs: Lessons on How a Company Manages to Succeed After Failure

Biotech IPOs: Lessons on How a Company Manages to Succeed After Failure

The following post was published on the Knowledge@Wharton website on January 22, 2014. The data is in, and there is no questio...

Feb 4 2014, 3:20am CST

I4U news

Is Dropbox Funding Double Earlier Reports?

Dropbox’s big round may actually have been bigger. Way bigger. Last week there was much brouhaha when various outlets reported...

Jan 31 2014, 8:47pm CST

Hardware Startups? New Accelerator Establishes In Fog City From China

Hardware Startups? New Accelerator Establishes In Fog City From China

Despite its name that stands for Pacific Coast Highway, PCH International is not all that well known in the Bay Area. That coul...

Jan 29 2014, 11:45pm CST

So You Got a New Product: Do You Have Proof-Of-Concept?

I have had the luxury of meeting over 500 startups at Red Rocket Ventures over the last three years.  And, typically, most...

Jan 29 2014, 11:23pm CST

60 Minutes' Shortsighted Report On Cleantech And Vinod Khosla Is An Attack On Am

60 Minutes' Shortsighted Report On Cleantech And Vinod Khosla Is An Attack On American Innovation

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs About two weeks ago, 60 Minutes ran a story evaluatin...

Jan 28 2014, 10:40pm CST

Tom Perkins And Five Other Supervillain Moments From Silicon Valley

Tom Perkins And Five Other Supervillain Moments From Silicon Valley

Action movie villains suffer from a curious compulsion to explain their evil schemes, usually while the hero is surreptitiously...

Jan 28 2014, 4:02pm CST

Crowdfunder Indiegogo Raises Own Big-Time Funding

Slava Rubin is more than just the founder and CEO of Indiegogo, the would-be global leader in crowdfunding. As he promotes camp...

Jan 28 2014, 4:22am CST

13 Fatal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid---But Often Don't

13 Fatal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid---But Often Don't

Success inspires; failure instructs. If you run a company, you’re probably long on inspiration. Wisdom? We all could use more o...

Jan 27 2014, 10:25am CST

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion

Start-Up Nation topped the charts in 2013. The value of all successful exits in the Israeli technology market in 2013 reached a...

Jan 20 2014, 1:26pm CST

I4U news

Venture investments, number of deals up in 4Q

Venture investments, number of deals grew in the 4th quarter NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startups increased...

Jan 17 2014, 11:21am CST

FarmLogs Raises $4 Million In Series A Funding

FarmLogs Raises $4 Million In Series A Funding

FarmLogs is a farm management software startup that builds tools for helping farmers increase their productivity and efficienc...

Jan 15 2014, 6:11am CST

Nutanix Is Tech's Newest 'Unicorn,' Raising Massive $101M Round At $1B Valuation

Nutanix Is Tech's Newest 'Unicorn,' Raising Massive $101M Round At $1B Valuation

Nutanix has reached ‘unicorn’ status in Sillicon Valley in just four years, raising a $101 million Series D funding round Tuesd...

Jan 14 2014, 9:06am CST

I4U news

Ad Tech Shop Turn Raises $80M Late-Stage Round In March Toward Eventual IPO

With millions flowing into ad tech, Turn Inc. has been a bit of an anomaly, not raising money for over three years and working...

Jan 13 2014, 8:21am CST

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives

Refurbished phrases and branding elements seem to cycle through advertisements and public relations messaging every few months....

Jan 13 2014, 8:01am CST

Silicon Valley Taking A Smaller Slice Of The VC Pie

Silicon Valley Taking A Smaller Slice Of The VC Pie

Other tech hubs are receiving a higher percentage of global venture capital investment, according to new data. Each year new te...

Jan 13 2014, 7:31am CST

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

With all the negativity and skepticism swirling around the SEC’s recent proposition to liberalize the laws of equity crowdfundi...

Jan 13 2014, 7:31am CST

Tim Draper Loves Bitcoin, Pebble Watch And China

Tim Draper Loves Bitcoin, Pebble Watch And China

It’s the second week of 2014, and I’m on my way to visit the world’s innovation center, Silicon Valley, for the first time. My...

Jan 10 2014, 5:01pm CST